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Tom Cuticchia

Head Coach

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Coach Tom is in his fourth year as head coach of the Stingrays. He coaches the Senior Elite and Developmental groups on the year round team and the 8 & unders on the Stingray summer team. During his time with the Stingrays, 5 athletes have achieved individual YMCA National Championship short course and he coached Hannah Cech to Lakota's first ever Long Course YMCA National Champion and USA Summer Junior National qualifying time.

Tom brings a wealth of experience from 15 years of coaching beginning in his hometown of Indianapolis, IN and at Ball State University where he swam collegiately. He has coached swimmers to the Florida high school state championships, state, regional and national levels. Before coming to the Lakota Stingrays, Tom coached in South Florida and Michigan. With such a broad breadth of experiences, Tom coaches the entire swimmer with the hopes of instilling excellent work ethic, dedication, respect, and responsibility through the challenges and successes exprienced through the sport of swimming. Our swimmers are members of a broader community where they are encouraged to take part and become embassadors for our YMCA and the sport of swimming.

Aside from coaching, Tom is also an active member United States Masters Swimming. When not coaching a practice, Tom is usually seen swimming his own workout or spending a weekend competing in a local masters swim meet. Tom holds several Ohio LMSC records in his age group and has numerous national top-10 performances. Coach Tom is level 3 educated life-long member of the American Swimming Coaches Association. Coach Tom also serves on the board of the Tri-County Swim League and the Southwest Ohio YMCA Swim League.

Adam P Schapiro

Assistant Coach

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 Coach Adam is proud to be joining the Stingrays' coaching staff with the Intermediate groups.  Previously, Adam coached at the Blue Ash Y for nearly 10 years.  After starting out with the 10 & Under groups, Adam spent the last 5 years with the 13-14+ age group.  During those years, multiple swimmers qualified for YMCA Nationals; the 13-14 boys won their age group 3 straight times at the SWOYSL Championships.

 Coach Adam has swum nearly his whole life.  He swam as an age group swimmer in Maryland before moving to Cincinnati, and swimming for Indian Hill High School.  Adam then swam in college for Washington & Lee University, and has continued to swim as a Masters swimmer.

 Coach Adam is a Level 4 life-long member of the American Swim Coaches Association.  His goal is to educate and engage all of his swimmers in a positive environment.

Miriam Hollan

Assistant Coach

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Coach Miriam is in her 7th year coaching with the Stingrays as the Intermediate groups coach. She's been around the Cincinnati swimming area for over 15 years. Currently, she serves as an executive board member of the Southwest Ohio YMCA Swim League and Tri-County Swim League.

Taylor Muia

Assistant Coach

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Coach Taylor is a recent graduate of Miami University in Elementary Education. She is in her third year as the Junior groups lead coach where she has had numerous swimmers qualify for the AA Championships and the Ohio Swimming Junior Olympics. During the day, Taylor is a third grade teacher in the Sycamore School District.

Jeff Blume

Volunteer Assistant Coach

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Jeff joins us this season helping with our Developmental group. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience from many years of working with age group swimmers and we are excited to have him help teach the strokes and skills to be legal in all four competitive strokes. Jeff also has a daughter on the swim team.

Heidi Cuticchia

Volunteer Assistant Coach

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Coach Heidi is in her third year coaching the senior groups. She swam for St. Petersburg Aquatics growing up, and continued her swimming career at Davidson College. Heidi first got into coaching while in graduate school at Tulane University. After beginning a teaching career in chemistry, Heidi has coached high school, club and masters. She is an active member of United States Masters Swimming.

Board of Directors

Eric S Jensen

President

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Kristen Gomez

Vice President

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Kristina Linberg

Secretary

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Sarah Clippinger

Treasurer

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Katie Laughlin

Parent Liason/Volunteer Coordinator

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